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Parents' Guide to

Mustard Pancakes

By Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Songs and stories infuse gentle series for tots.

TV ION , PBS Educational 2005
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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

terrible show

It's a lazy and unimaginative series. You can't teach kids anything by boring them to sleep.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Campbell is a glowing, comforting presence on the show, imparting her captivating stories and simple but affecting songs (about the joys of childhood, emotional growth, relying on friends, and more) with an easy, natural style that draws the viewer in. The puppet animals are endearing, expressive, and fun to watch -- especially when they act out stories in funny getups. (In one episode, they dressed as tadpoles, with their furry muzzles hilariously sticking out from the tight, wetsuit-like costumes.)

Mustard Pancakes is a wonderful way for kids to learn about the practical aspects of everyday life and how to deal with the various emotions they may experience. The show also celebrates music and the art of storytelling and gets children excited to find out about different places in the world. And practical, emotional, and educational elements aside, watching Mustard Pancakes feels like getting a warm bear hug or sitting in a big, comfy chair.

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